AGL, in partnership with solar PV manufacturer, First Solar, has been revealed as the winner of the retendered round 1 for the government’s Solar Flagships program in the solar photovoltaic category. But the cost of the 159MW projects at $2.80 per watt installed is barely cheaper than a large residential solar system, calling into question why we went through this whole elaborate and drawn out three-year selection process under Solar Flagships.
AGL’s winning bid will employ First Solar’s thin film cadmium telluride panels in two project locations in inland NSW:
-- Nyngan, which will be 106MW; and
-- Broken Hill, which will be 53 MW.